New Life Recovery and Coaching – Purpose and Goals

This site is about ovevrcoming substance abuse/dependence and life coaching. It focuses on the recovery process and regaining control of one's life and moving forward with success.

Four Days until 2013

How is the preparation for 2013 going for you?  Yesterday I posted some thoughts about improvement considerations for our New Life in 2013.  Some of these are easier to address and consider than others.  Probably one of the most difficult personal attributes to acknowledge is a substance abuse or dependence habit.  This is something that takes time and understanding.  Unfortunately many people do not have either for a substance abuse or dependence situation.

Traditionally it has been taught that admitting the situation is the first step.  That is absolutely true.  Many times admitting it is the step that one gets stuck in.  I believe that acknowledging it as well is just as important.  For example, it is not a real hard effort to say “I know that I have a drug/alcohol problem.”  However if it is acknowledged, this is an indicator that one is at least preparing for an effort to address the situation.  Addressing the situation varies as widely as the individual preparing to addressing it.  There is no one “canned routine” that will work the same for every individual.

Fortunately there are many processes available to address these situations, and they all have their place in the recovery process for someone or another.  One thing is for sure that I have lived by in my path of life is found in John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  I invite a visit to my website, for more information, and an invitation to discuss any aspect of substance use, abuse, and dependence with anyone.

Have a great day,



New Life for 2013

Is 2013 the year you want to make a difference in your life?  Have you made any new year’s resolutions that will positively affect your physical health?  Emotional health or well-being?  The next few days are a great opportunity to make a list if you haven’t already created some areas of your life you would like to evaluate or re-evaluate.

If you are in need of some kick-starting thoughts for improvement in your life, here are some ideas:

  • Eating healthier is usually one of the big hitters
  • Evaluating the usage of drugs or alcohol
  • Embarking or re-vitalizing spiritual activities
  • Commitment to your career or employment objectives
  • Considering further education or training for employment advancement or pursuit of your dream career

This is a list of just a few action items that may inspire you to beat the winter blues and improve your life.  I hope you all are looking forward to a great and prosperous 2013.  Remember, you are the only one that can make a difference in your life.  I invite you to make 2013 the best year yet.

I welcome any comments or feedback.  Please see my website, for additional information.

Have a great day,


Day after Christmas

I hope all had a wonderful Christmas.  Maybe this is the time to contemplate the initiative to give up some of the undesirable habits that have been standing in the way of a joyful and promising future. New Life Recovery and Coaching can help with this.  Maybe there is a drug or alcohol that is standing in the way of moving forward with life in general.  I can help with this obstacle.  Now is the time to take the initiative to change  your life.  Make 2013 your “New Life” by choosing to improve certain aspects of your life.  Take a look at my website.  I can help.

There is nothing more joyful than accomplishing goals that improve your life or even perspective on life.  You and your loved one’s will appreciate the effort and success.  I look forward to speaking with those of you who are serious about life change.

Blessings to all.  Enjoy your post-Christmas activities.

Mike Stringer

There’s only on…

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley

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